Halloween Treats: Homemade Krispy Rice Treats

I have to admit something: I love Rice Krispy Treats. Somehow they don’t exactly seem like grown up treats, but I love them anyway.  This week, I need to send treats with my kids to a couple of different Halloween parties. I’m always shooting for things that are comfortably, familiarly delicious but also LOOK like they belong on the treat table for whatever seasonal party we’re attending. This week, I’m resorting to one of my favorites.

Now, you can buy a box of cereal or a bag of marshmallows and find the recipe for these treats right on the packaging. OR you can just sort of wing it, the way I do most of the time.

In a deep stock pot, melt together 1 stick of butter and two 10 oz. packages of marshmallows. Stir frequently so that nothing sticks to the pan and burns.

Once the marshmallows and butter are completely melted together, I dump a box of crispy cereal into the pot and stir. Sometimes I use Rice Krispies; last night I used the cocoa version of Rice Krispies. I used a 16 ounce box of cereal.

While the marshmallow/cereal mixture was still warm and pliable,  I divided it into two parts.  I mixed 1 c. of candy corn into one half and 1/2 c. Reeses pieces into the other half.

I pressed the Reeses Pieces treats into a glass baking dish; after they cooled, I cut them into squares.

I rolled the candy corn treats into balls.

Fast, easy, AND homemade! As you can see, these treats look properly Halloween-y and ready to take to a party!


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8 thoughts on “Halloween Treats: Homemade Krispy Rice Treats

  1. I have to say, I think these are most definitely a grown up treat and I have no problem making them just for me, ummm, I mean other grown ups to eat. Never thought about adding candy corn- thanks!

  2. We recently made Rice Krispie treats and stirred butterscotch sauce into one batch, then hot fudge sauce into another. I suppose that’s sort of like using Cocoa Krispies. I love the idea of adding Reese’s pieces too, but then anything with chocolate or peanut butter gets high marks by me.

  3. A cup of peanut butter mixed into the goo before adding the cereal is a local favorite. Work fast, because it also COOLS the goo a bit.

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